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    #1

    to keep him safe

    Which are correct:

    1-He was given a false name to keep him safe.

    2-He was given a false name to be kept safe.

    3-He was sent to Paris to keep him safe.
    4-He was sent to Paris to be kept safe.

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    #2

    Re: to keep him safe

    Both structures are correct, but the sentences in red are better because they maintain the focus on "him" as opposed to the sentences in blue which hide the object away.

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    #3

    Re: to keep him safe

    I don't think that 2/4 work.

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